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    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015


    I know at the end of Words of Radiance Syl shows she can turn into different forms, not just a sword. Why do they not-- Or why do none of the other past Radiants really show that they have done that. Because normally in the flashbacks they are shown just being swords.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So the shardblades came from spren seeing the Honorblades, which were created for mankind, and being like ďI can do thatĒ. That is what they were imitating.


    So thatís what they wanted--

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, thatís how they see themselves and how they are seen. They can change into other things--


    They just never--

    Brandon Sanderson

    But when you let go of one itís going to become a sword again.


    Oh, I just meant in all the visions they were always portrayed as swords. Was that just for--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Thatís cultural, like this is-- One thing that is interesting is you are going to see that the new Radiants donít have-- I mean the Radiants you have seen almost all of them are after thousands of years of Radiants and Orders and you have certain things that you do. So the writing reason was I didnít want to give away--


    Thatís what I was going to ask.

    Brandon Sanderson

    There is a writing reason behind it. I didnít want to do that and give too much away. I already worried that having Syl shift shapes as often as she did through the first book was going to be a big clue to people and I wanted to hold off on giving away too much.